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A windfall of £450,000 to support practical and innovative ways to help patients improve health services has been announced. The Building Health Partnerships programme has been awarded the money from NHS England and the National Lottery – through the Big Lottery Fund. The funding will provide tailored support for co-production to 10 areas, helping to […]
A specialist GP has been appointed to help spread NHS innovations which integrate health and social care throughout England. Dr Karen Kirkham, who runs a practice in Dorset and specialises in women’s health, will work with the wider GP community to spread tried and tested innovation and transformation techniques across the country. Dr Kirkham has […]
Innovative ‘red bags’ that help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker are being rolled out across the country. The bags, which contain key paperwork, medication and personal items like glasses, slippers and dentures, are handed to ambulance crews by carers and travel with patients to hospital where they are then handed to […]
Over 12 million people will soon benefit from better joined up NHS and social care as four more areas, covering four and a half million extra people, are today (Thurs) given more control to improve local services. NHS England chief Simon Stevens and Ian Dalton, head of NHS Improvement, have called on the NHS to […]
Doctors and nurses will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right action as […]
One of the world’s leading healthcare experts says the NHS will be the best system in the world if it succeeds in integrating care, getting people and organisations to work together. Professor Don Berwick, a former adviser to Barack Obama, says the NHS is teeming with people who have built modern services fit for the […]
2015 has been a year of good progress and learning for the integrated care pioneer community, against a backdrop of change for the health and care sector and also for the programme itself. We started the year with the announcement of a second wave of pioneers in January – 11 areas all focused on improving […]
The Five-Year Forward View into action: NHS England and Greater Manchester announce shared plan for £6billion health and social care funding
Greater Manchester and NHS England have today (Friday 27 February) announced groundbreaking plans around the future of health and social care with a signed memorandum agreeing to bring together health and social care budgets – a combined sum of £6bn. This trailblazing move sees NHS England, 12 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, 15 NHS providers and […]
Fourteen areas leading the way in delivering better joined up care In May 2013, national partners announced the ‘pioneers’ programme, inviting local areas to demonstrate the use of ambitious and innovative approaches to deliver person-centred, co-ordinated care and support. Over 100 expressions of interest were received, with the final selection of the pioneers being made […]
A panel of national and international experts has been appointed to select the first round of integrated care pioneer projects, which are set to transform the way health and care services are run across the country. Drawing upon expertise from leading health and care professionals in the United States, Sweden, New Zealand and the UK, […]